Shinkansen

Verified: the Shinkansen is fast.  Got to check that off the bucket list today.  Rode the Japanese bullet train from Misawa to Tokyo.  Mostly we snacked and napped and Zoe read “Ivy and bean” on kindle.  It really didn’t feel super fast, which is nice. Not creepy; but we did a 10-11 hour drive in […]

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taking the risk

We woke early to find a big rainstorm had taken over Korea.  It’s a good day to get out! Except that there wasn’t a taxi in site to take us to the passenge terminal.  I called for 45 minutes before biting the bullet and driving into base, parking in the deck and walking to the […]

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Mid-Winter Getaway 1 – Getting away

After waiting two days at Osan, and watching flights slip and disappear, we finally got the next available space-A flight off the ROK. The day prior, the schedule said showed nothing in the morning, so I scheduled an MRI for my knee (you know,  from my battle with a yeti in the Himalaya) on Wednesday […]

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Japan Trip Day 6

This morning we woke up in our little capsule, and actually slept very well. We grabbed all our junk quietly since the Australian guys came in pretty late (they were quiet) and I didn’t want to wake them up at 8 am =). I packed everything up in the common room and we left the […]

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Japan Trip Day 5

Well today felt very busy; being in the city always drains me even if I don’t accomplish much. This morning we woke to a beautiful clear day; slept in until 8ish! Last night was the best night’s sleep yet. Ate some breakfast that we had bought at a grocery store the day before and then […]

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Japan Trip Day 4

Nikko! So we woke this morning in time to pickup some sushi for breakfast at a convenience store enroute to the train station. The walk back to the station was blustery; rain and wind. luckily the storefronts have a covered walkway since our umbrella was about to break. We ate our breakfast waiting for the […]

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Japan Trip Day 3

So this morning we slept in a bit at our hotel in Fuji. I slept pretty well on the floor; the futon is quite comfortable. The pillow, on the other hand were like buckwheat or rice or something not super comfortable. Zoe did good, though she pulled my hair all night. After we checked out […]

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Japan Trip Day 2

We woke early this morning to take the subway a few stops away from Jimbocho to Shinjuku. At Shinjuku we walked around and found the long distance bus station for our ride to Fuji! Actually we boarded a bus to a town called Kawaguchi-ko. The bus dropped us directly in front of our hotel at […]

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Japan Trip Day 1

This morning we dropped off Arlo at a friends house and then booked it over to the bus station. Zoe enjoyed the bus ride to the airport and we both fell asleep. Our flight went very smoothly. We even got our own entire row of 5 seats! So we spread out and napped again for […]

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